Obama official Brandon Friedman: Bergdahl’s platoon may have been ‘long on psychopaths’

Obama official Brandon Friedman: Bergdahl’s platoon may have been ‘long on psychopaths’

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Brandon Friedman, has been tweeting that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may deserve “sympathy” because of the possibility that “his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership.”

If that were the case, he argues, “the soldiers in his platoon would have all the more reason to smear him publicly now.”

He continued to lament that “this story could not be more unbalanced–with so many premature calls of ‘traitor.'”

Friedman once served as the Vice Chairman of a hyper-partisan (although it describes itself as “non-partisan”) non-profit called VoteVets.org, which seeks to promote the elections of progressive veterans to public office. He was also the “Director of Online Communications at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.”

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Friedman quotes Mao Tse-tung prominently on his blog,

“There are some militarists who say: ‘We are not interested in politics but only in the profession of arms.’ It is vital that these simple-minded militarists be made to realize the relationship that exists between politics and military affairs. Military action is a method used to attain a political goal. While military affairs and political affairs are not identical, it is impossible to isolate one from the other.” — Mao Tse-tung, On Guerrilla Warfare

Here are his tweets:

 

What do you think? Is there a possibility that Bergdahl deserted his platoon because they were all psychopaths?

Renee Nal

Renee Nal

Renee Nal is a co-founder of TavernKeepers.com, a news and political commentary site founded by former Glenn Beck interns. She is also the National Conservative Examiner. Renee is an associate producer for Trevor Loudon's political documentary, 'The Enemies Within.'

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